Baritone Carlos Oliva, one of the founders of Pacific Lyric Association, attended the Superior School of Voice in Madrid and studied with Juan Oncina in Barcelona.
He performed for two years with the Spanish National Symphonic Orchestra and Chorus before moving to the United States where he studied with Gualtiero Negrini in Los Angeles.
He has sung in "Faust" with the Opera Comique, in Cosi fan tutte with Pacific Opera, as Count Almaviva in Mozart's "La Nozze di Figaro" in San Diego, and in "La Tabernera del Puerto" with U.S.D.
With Bel Canto Opera, he performed "La Boheme", "Pagliacci", "Cavalleria rusticana" and "Un Ballo in Maschera".
With Opera Pacific, he was male lead in the world premiere of "El Camino de Fe" by Hector Armienta. Carlos has sung many principal roles with the Costanza Opera of Romania. including "La Traviata", "Il Trovatore", "Rigoletto", and "Un ballo in Maschera". He has sung the roles of Vidal Hernandez in "Luisa Fernanda" , Escamillo in "Carmen" and the title role in "Rigoletto" last year for Pacific Lyric.
He recently sang lead roles in "Il trovatore" and "Un ballo in Maschera" in Los Angeles.
La Traviata, Oct 19, 20 and 21 2023 at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, CA
Buy your tickets here: www.pacificlyricassociation.org/pla-traviata2023.html